Alphonse A. Wierzbicki
NORFOLK, MA- Alphonse A. Wierzbicki, 87, of North Street, Norfolk, died on October 28, 2010 at the Milford Whitinsville Regional Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Lois M. (Carlson) Wierzbicki and the late Ellen (Morrissey) Wierzbicki.
Born in Boston on February 2, 1923, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Sadowski) Wierzbicki. He attended Boston Schools.
Alphonse had been a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and had assisted building trails and roads in Marshfield, Vermont prior to enlisting in the US Marine Corps during World War Two. He attained the rank of Platoon Sergeant and served with the First Defensive Battalion. Stationed in the Pacific Theatre, he was a life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, and had served in battles for Kwajalein Atoll and Okinawa. He attended the 234th Anniversary of the birth of the Marine Corps, and after it was determined that he was the oldest member present he had the honor of cutting the cake with a Marine Corps sword.
He received his GED after the war and went to work as a millwright. First working for the Watertown Arsenal, he then worked many years at the former Natick Laboratories in Natick. He spent forty-one years working at these facilities prior to retirement.
He loved the out of doors and enjoyed his yearly fishing trip with his son Michael to East Matunuck, RI, as well as trips to Maine. An avid football fan he liked watching the New England Patriots and Worcester State College games.
Mr. Wierzbicki was also a skilled woodworker and loved creating things with his own hands.
He was the loving father of Dana and his wife Sharon Willard of Plainville, Deborah and her husband Denis Armstrong of Pascoag, RI, Michael and his wife Kathryn Wierzbicki of Millis, and Jay C. Willard of North Attleboro. He was the dear brother of Michael J. Mickey Wierzbicki and Boleslaw F. Wierzbicki of Dorchester, and the late Edwin A. Wierzbicki. He was the devoted grandfather of eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre on Sunday from 1-4 PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 10 AM in St. Marys Church, 140 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre. Burial will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Bellingham.
Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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